Bookmakers cut odds on chairman's mount for big race Racing overseas in two hemispheres had a Hong Kong connection on the weekend with Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli now having a live chance in next month's English 2000 Guineas, and former Hong Kong trainer David Hayes on his way back here the same weekend. Arculli-owned Red Clubs, rated Europe's fifth-best two-year-old last year, made his debut for the new season with a win in the Group Three Lane's End Greenham Stakes at Newbury. Bookmakers cut his price for the 2000 Guineas to 16-1 after the easy win in a traditional lead-up to the first of the English classics on May 6. In Sydney, David Hayes marked his schedule to be at Sha Tin on May 7 for the third leg of the Asian Mile Challenge after Niconero came from last under Craig Williams to finish only a photo away as runner-up in the Group One All-Aged Stakes (1,400m) at Royal Randwick. Niconero had been earmarked for a Hong Kong trip several weeks ago if he found his form over the Sydney carnival to justify him receiving an invitation from the Jockey Club. 'One more stride and he would have won, and the mile will suit him better. 'If he pulls up well from this run, we'll take him to Hong Kong,' Hayes confirmed. On the same card, jockey Olivier Doleuze finished second on the New Zealand-trained stayer Zabeat for the second time in a 3,200m Group One. Zabeat added runner-up in the Sydney Cup to his record after being second in the Auckland Cup in his home country recently under the French rider. 'It was a tough ride - 118 pounds and I had to push him all the way but he stayed very well when the others went to pass him. 'The owners have asked me to come back and ride him in the Melbourne Cup this year, so I will be happy even to have a ride in such a great race,' Doleuze beamed yesterday. The tiring ride and overnight flight didn't dull the Frenchman's edge at Sha Tin, however, as he rode a copybook race to land Pocket Money for Sean Woods in the second. The Woods-trained Pacific Alliance must be getting tired of seeing his ex-stablemates in races. When Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained Chinsola (Gerald Mosse) landed the opener yesterday, it was the third second placing for Pacific Alliance from his past five runs - and each time beaten by a former stablemate with Right Fraar doing the damage on the other two occasions. Chinsola won with some authority under his big weight in Class Four yesterday to break his 24-start maiden status but he presents Lee with a problem rising to Class Three next time. 'I'm happy with him. It wasn't a strong race but he's a small horse so he did well to win with the weight, but the problem is that he needs a good, strong rider,' Lee said. 'I've tried him with the apprentices in Class Three before and he hasn't run well but unfortunately, most of the strong jockeys don't ride the very light weight he'll have.' Leading trainer John Size managed the lone winner for the day with All Chances (Douglas Whyte) racking up the fifth victory from his past seven starts in the third and he has yet to emerge from Class Three. 'He's done his job. He doesn't win by far but he is very consistent and puts his all into it,' Size said. With John Moore later saddling up long-priced Victory Style, the two-win championship margin in favour of Size was maintained.